SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary Club honored the Golder Ranch Fire District with a luncheon to celebrate their life-saving work, time, compassion, and educational programs. Over one hundred eighty people attended the luncheon at Mountain View Country Club February 16. Tables were decorated with fire hats, bright flower arrangements, fire insignia plates, and Life Saver candies. SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotarians seated themselves randomly among the tables to greet and talk with the Golder Ranch personnel. 
Family was a continual theme in the remarks made by speakers. Fire Chief Randy Karrer spoke enthusiastically of the family of firefighters, EMT personnel, training, and administrative staff who make up the Golder Ranch Fire District “family.” A portion of the Fire District values statement includes “Compassion is treating each other and our customer as an extension of our family. Trust is building and strengthening relationships through our words and actions.” As guests and Rotarians discovered while they sat and interacted with the District personnel, the Golder Ranch Fire District does indeed serve with “strong hands and caring hearts.”
The luncheon concluded with Past President Doug Sweetland presenting a plaque from the SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary honoring the District. Rotarians, guests, and District personnel exited with new knowledge, appreciation, and new friends.